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Just Jas Plus
16 26.2k 1 England
5 Mar 2004 2:47PM
Macroman - stop bragging Smile

What's wrong with inches - nothing! Great system. Metric comes from the French revolution related to the distance from the N.pole to the equator, if I remember right. And they got the measurement wrong.

Why do we use metric today? I thought we won the Battle of Trafalgar!!!! And Waterloo!!! LOL

Only joking - no offence to friends across the sea!


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macroman 15 15.3k England
5 Mar 2004 2:51PM
PSP7 is not very good at maths anyway.

It says that an 800 x 600 image at 72 ppi is 10.987 x 8.240 inches.

My calculator makes it 11.111 x 8.333 inches.

davidc 14 313 England
5 Mar 2004 2:52PM
Sophie - what you forget is that pixels have no size. Therefore, it follows that size in pixels is in the eyes of the beholder!
macroman 15 15.3k England
5 Mar 2004 2:56PM
Therefore it follows that my 3.2Mp digicam must have an infinite number of pixels then! ;o))
davidc 14 313 England
5 Mar 2004 3:04PM
Nelsons Column is 185 ft or 56 m high. In pixels it can range from say, 10 pixels up to 3000 pixels, depending on your resolution. Therefore one mans Nelson's Column could be minute, while anothers huge. Whether Macromans is infinite, I don't really want to comment.
Franticsmurf 15 829 Wales
5 Mar 2004 6:39PM
Pixel envy! Smile

If I had Snowman's 'Critique Mode' on my camera (already available as an update for the Kodak DCS14n), I would need the supplementary 'Tact Module' to ease the comments. I would definitely need the 'AutoCorrect' plug-in for PhotoShop (guaranteed to make the perfect picture out of any old collection of pixels).

The 'Stealth' module for the camera would be quite handy in candid and nature scenarios, blending camera and photographer into the surroundings, chamaeleon-like. (It works on a similar principle to the clone tool on PhotoShop).

Ian's work clone would be handy, too.
maljohns 14 431 Wales
5 Mar 2004 6:48PM
I'd like a bullsh*t detector.
richardv 14 32
5 Mar 2004 6:55PM
A Rewind button on life, so that I can undo all the wrong decisions, ill considered words, etc. and also to go back and have my camera with me and ready when that really great candid shot presented itself.

Just Jas Plus
16 26.2k 1 England
5 Mar 2004 6:58PM
As pure picture elements no. But in reality or practical terms they do. Your 3000 pixel of Nelsons Column would produce a much larger picture on your screen (and in Mbs) than the 10 pixel version. They may not have a standard size, but they do have size. Else they would not exist. CCD area / no. of pixels give approximation of mean pixel size, assuming they are closely packed.

An infinitely small pixel (ie no size) would require an infinite number of pixels to compose a picture of any size. Pure asbtraction.

Not much fun for Friday....... I agree!!!!!

Phoenix 17 1.9k England
5 Mar 2004 7:13PM
A remote control with a mute button for all the women I'm on a 6 week training course with
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
5 Mar 2004 7:44PM
Well I already seem to have an inbuilt b******t detector .. so what I need is an early warning b******t detector. Might save some time! lol

What else .. oh - an 'extra time' inserter. If I've been at the day job all day and then I come back home and need/want to write all night/work on some pics, I want to insert extra time so I can get some sleep too.

not much to ask .. lol
maljohns 14 431 Wales
5 Mar 2004 8:04PM
SuziBlue - you need "Life+" - it's like "Sky+" but you can pause reality instead of TV!
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
5 Mar 2004 8:08PM
Sign me up, Scotty! 8-D
maljohns 14 431 Wales
5 Mar 2004 8:13PM
Ok then, that'll be 300 down, 50 for installation & 20 a month for life!
Just Jas Plus
16 26.2k 1 England
5 Mar 2004 8:29PM
Longer hours, Suzi, like 120 minutes in each.

Our MD tried for that but the 'union' wouldn't agree! Smile


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I want a keyboard without capslock. PaSS THE aRALDITE!!!

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